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Family Time


I was so excited to create a layout using the new On Our Way line, the colors are awesome! I picked neutral colored photos so they would pop of all the bright colors.
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Fancy Pants Designs Collections Used: On Our Way
The family time tag in the tags bag was the first thing I knew I wanted to use on my layout, and I actually built it around the tag.
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I added a few pieces of ephemera at the bottom next to the journaling to finish it up.
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Isn’t it a fabulous new line? I can not get enough of these bright colors. Thanks for visiting the Fancy Pants Designs blog.
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Look at this! This is the Life!



We are in the mood to splash and splash around here but the weather is not cooperating!  The pool is open and the kid has his bathing suit ready.  Instead of getting fun photos for this year, I reverted back to last year and a fun day we had with friends at the beach.  The Poolside Collection is not just for pools!  I have used it for 2 different beach layouts and could keep going!




You can see here that I topped the patterned paper with a FREE cut file from Paper Issues.  I used the Wheel from the Seas The Day File.  I backed some of the openings with the 6×6 paper pad, but I ended up covering most of that.


If you look close, I used Nuvo clear to add detail to my splashes of water.  I used it on all of the water pieces and in the center of the flowers.  It may not translate well here, but in real life, it looks super cool.

So, if you don’t have any pool photos, grab out those beach photos and get to documenting!

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Supplies used:

Poolside Collection


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Red Ribbon Card~On The Bright Side!


The Bright Side card and envelope set
I have been loving making coordinating cards and envelope sets. Especially by picking out 12×12 and 6×6 paper in the same collection.  There are so many different ways to create an envelope now, dies, stencils, punches and scoring tools.
The card was created by adding 6×6 paper, then adding several diecuts from the Ephemera, clipboard stickers and puffy shape stickers.  To give the card a little more depth the dies were adhered using foam adhesive.
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Road Trips, Jet-Setters and Back Seat Drivers!!


Hey Fancy Pants Designs Fans!
Hi!  It’s Amy T back with you again with card trio.  I’m featuring On Our Way Collection!
On our Way trio by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
Let’s start with the Road Trip card.
Back seat driver by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
I’m loving the tags in this collection!  They are so much fun to use as a canvas and load up on ephemera.
Check out my passport design.
Jet setter by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
I adore this color combo, how about you.  I added several pieces from the ephemera pack and popped them up on foam dimensionals.
My last card uses another tag.
Tourist by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
I knew I wanted to add one of the flairs on my cards and the arrows were perfect for my design.
I hope you check out the On Our Way Collection, it’s filled with so much fun!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
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Splish! Splash!



I am on a mission to document one of the funnest days last summer.  We went to the beach with friends and had the best time.  It was warm but overcast so the photos are fantastic from that day.  I believe, if there were a contest, this photo would receive ‘photo of the day!’

For my layout, I used Poolside.  Totally workable for a beach layout!!


I dug in my stash for some coordinating cardstock, I really wanted to use the wave paper but wanted a border.


In the photo above, you can see the small shark fins.  I used a small punch and the sheet of paper from the 6×6 paper pad.  The details in the 6×6 are a much smaller scale, which was perfect for collecting shark fins for this layout.



You can see that I inserted the title through the blue pool float.  I think you can still make out the title and it helps draw your eye to the sentiment.

I hope you are having as much fun with this collection as I am.  Oh, I did dig out some buttons from Wish Season and a flair from Making Waves.  I think I have mentioned this before, but most of the Fancy Pants collections I have, can really be mixed and match nicely.

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Supplies used:


Making Waves Flair

Wish Season Buttons

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This is the Life!


Good morning everyone! Nicole here to share a pool inspired layout using the new Poolside  collection. The pool near our home has these tiny little square tiles around it and that inspired the tiny tiled background I created on my page.
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I used several papers from the Poolside 6×6 paper pad to trim down to 1″ squares. I built the background on the left side of the page, over some simple white cardstock. It is really as simple as mixing up the patterns as you work the grid on the page.
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I added in several die cut ephemera from the Poolside collection too, working them around my photo area. Love those palm tree leaves! I layered the “This is the life” diecut in the ephemera pack over some navy cardstock to create the title to my page.
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What have you been making with this amazing summer collection?!!  Be sure to share with us!!
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